Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Blessings Box

Ben and I were trying to come up with a way for our kids to recognize the blessings in their lives. How to do that? We racked our brains with various ideas, then stumbled upon this. It sounded like it might work and be do-able...you know...easy to manage. We really need easy-to-manage around here or else good, even great, ideas fall by the wayside and we don't see things through!

What is this idea, you might ask? The Blessings Box! We had this clear lucite box around doing nothing...in our shed...in the way back of the shed...in the dark recesses of the shed...We put the box by our kitchen table and placed a basket with sheets of pre-cut paper in it. All through the day, we can grab a sheet of paper and write down a particular blessing. I have seen the kids write the words "playscape" and "Wii" on it. I will write "rain" today as we finally are getting some much needed rain around here.

The point of all this is two-fold: 1. for us to be able to see most everything in our lives as blessings, and 2. on New Year's Day 2010, we will gather our family together and pull some of the papers at random and remember what has happened in 2009 to the DeBusk family! Our version of stones of remembrance. We want to be able to point back to what God has done for us. We pray it gives our kids, and oh yea, us a perspective on life and how God intervenes daily in our lives!

3 comments:

Jill said...

Love it. Love. It.

Cheryl Landes said...

Love it!! We do something similar and just call it our "God Jar". It is a good reminder to recognize and be thankful for the blessings God has given us.

The 4 Rohrers said...

We have a God Jar that is the same concept though I haven't included the boys yet. I ought to regularly ask them if they have things they want to put in it.